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Should I remove PDF-Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #600
United States Rank #1,321
Reach 1.3040%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.56 days
665.65 days >
Average installed length: 349.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.5.316.1 0.36%
2.5.316.0 0.08%
2.5.315.0 1.56%
2.5.314.0 0.39%
2.5.313.1 1.63%
2.5.313.0 0.59%
2.5.312.1 3.75%
2.5.312.0 0.55%
2.5.311.0 3.67%
2.5.310.0 0.54%
2.5.309.0 4.84%
2.5.308.2 2.04%
2.5.308.1 1.02%
2.5.308.0 0.27%
2.5.214.2 6.57%
2.5.214.1 3.80%
2.5.214.0 1.98%
2.5.213.1 3.05%
2.5.213.0 2.03%
2.5.212.0 3.87%
2.5.211.0 6.19%
2.5.210.0 10.82%
2.5.209.0 2.23%
2.5.208.0 4.51%
2.5.207.0 4.94%
2.5.206.0 2.17%
2.5.205.0 2.44%
2.5.204.0 0.98%
2.5.203.0 1.19%
2.5.202.0 0.08%
2.5.201.0 4.67%
2.5.200.0 1.07%
2.5.199.0 1.76%
2.5.198.0 0.93%
2.5.197.0 1.59%
2.5.196.0 0.37%
2.5.195.0 1.30%
2.5.194.0 0.32%
2.5.193.0 0.73%
2.5.192.0 0.13%
2.5.191.0 0.38%
2.5.190.0 0.27%
2.5.189.0 0.16%
2.5.188.0 0.17%
2.0.57.0 0.96%
2.0.56.0 0.75%
2.0.55.0 0.21%
2.0.54.0 1.16%
2.0.53.0 0.17%
2.0.52.0 0.24%
2.0.51.0 0.38%
87 versions

Typically installed together

PDF-Viewer

What is PDF-Viewer?  (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Those wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's now have a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available. This free pdf view...  Read more

Overview

PDF-Viewer is a program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most used version is 2.5.210.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Live UpdateLiveUpdate.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 30.47 MB (31,946,333 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 25% of users of PDF-Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.docu-track.com
Help link: www.tracker-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 30.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-Viewer

Program executable:Live UpdateLiveUpdate.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\Live UpdateLiveUpdate.exe
MD5:09c3c273b6bc565153bc25811c7c1e13
Additional files:
  • PXCPrevHost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • XCShInfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • LiveUpdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor (PDF-XChange Editor IE-Plugin)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer Netscape Gecko Plugin)
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • PDFXCview.exe
  • PDFXCviewAx.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer Control
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin
  • PDFXEdit.exe
  • PDFXEditCore.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor API
  • PDFXEditCore.x86.dll
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll'.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin' with the class of {C5D07EB6-BBCE-4DAE-ACBB-D13A8D28CB1F}.
3 Mozilla Plugins
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDFXCview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6873C93-AD82-441D-B02D-2459B9A2BC36}' (runs on registration).
  • TrackerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TrackerAutoUpdate' (runs daily at 09:00).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PDFXCview.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe'.

How do I remove PDF-Viewer?

Quickly and completely remove PDF-Viewer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PDF-Viewer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PDF-Viewer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PDF-Viewer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF-Viewer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.42%
Windows 8 23.83%
Windows XP 9.00%
Windows Vista 4.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.61%
Windows 7 Professional 16.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows 8.1 7.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.81%
  Germany 22.30%
  France 8.13%
  Italy 5.46%
  Japan 4.27%
  Canada 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.71%
  Taiwan 1.88%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Austria 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Australia 1.41%
  Brazil 1.39%
  Czech Republic 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Dell 20.53%
Acer 17.29%
ASUS 11.85%
GIGABYTE 8.61%
Samsung 4.06%
Toshiba 4.04%
Lenovo 3.68%
Intel 2.69%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Medion 1.60%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.91%
ASUS All Series 4.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.68%
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 2.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.93%

About (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Incorporated in 1997 in the UK to develop Imaging and PDF format related software, Tracker Software Products has offices in Canada and the UK, with additional development offices in the USA and Ukraine.
Publisher URL: www.tracker-software.com

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BSAover a year ago
Better than acrobat viewer. If the pro-version (pdf-edit) is purchased it´s better compared to full acrobat (pdf-edit) as well.